Tokyo 2020 – ‘Act of absolute madness’ – Boxer Youness Baalla attempts to bite opponent David Nyika’s ear off
"He didn’t get a full mouthful. Luckily he had his mouthguard in and I was a bit sweaty," said David Nyika after leaving the match with both his ears intact. The shocking incident, which has sparked widespread condemnation, brings back memories of Mike Tyson’s world title fight against Evander Holyfield in 1997. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
'Act of absolute madness!' - Boxer tries to bite opponent's ear in wild moment
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The Eurosport commentary box were left stunned by the incident.
“Ooo, hello. The frustration threatening to boil over there for Youness Baalla. He just needs to settle down.
“He almost lost the plot completely there. That could have been an act of absolute madness.”
Tyson bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a world title fight at Madison Square Gardens in 1997, a match later billed ‘The Bite Fight’. Tyson was disqualified and had his boxing licence revoked for 15 months.
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